Extraction: Joe Russo Teases Potential Shared Movie Universe Is in Development
During CCXP, Extraction writer Joe Russo revealed that as he and Anthony Russo continue working on the Netflix sequel, they are also developing a potential shared movie universe for the franchise with star David Harbour, who played Gaspar in the movie, possibly leading a spinoff of his own (according to Collider).
“I’m still not gonna commit because I think it’s more exciting to surprise people, but I will say this: we are working at building out a universe of films that could potentially explore some of the other characters from the first movie and some new characters, and see more historical interaction between the characters,” Russo told the outlet. “So if you’re interested in David Harbour’s character, you just may get to see him in a future Extraction movie.”
The filmmaker also added: “I think what makes that a compelling element to the Extraction universe is it is a global franchise telling global stories, and we’d like to diversify the point of view in those movies.”
The Extraction sequel is expected to begin production sometime in 2021.
Extraction (formerly titled as Dhaka) takes place in an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers and follows a young boy who becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords. After being trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world’s most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake. But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harboring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible.
The cast included Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok), David Harbour (Stranger Things, Black Widow), Derek Luke (13 Reasons Why), Fay Masterson (Vice), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson), and newcomer Rudhraksh Jaiswal.
Joe Russo wrote the script while Sam Hargrave, known for his stunt work in multiple MCU movies as well as small roles in action films such as Atomic Blonde, made his directorial debut with the film.
Extraction was produced by Netflix and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo through their AGBO banner along with Hemsworth, Mike Larocca, and Eric Gitter.